Lin Cooper Field home to the mighty Crookwell SC are set for a much needed amenities upgrade as Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman met with ULSC Mayor Cr Pam Kensit in a recent announcement.
The new facilities will include change rooms for both male and female home and away teams, officials room, accessible toilet facilities, a social space for whole of community use and new kitchen.
Access to facilities for both men and women have been a priority as part of the grant application.
“I am delighted that the NSW Government is covering the entire cost of the Lin Cooper Field Amenities building upgrade,” said Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman.
“With $359,901 from the Stronger Country Communities Fund and additional $978,601 from the Regional Sport Fund – the facilities are sure to tick all the boxes. Particularly for women in the area, a new and inclusive change room facility will make it easier for females to be a part of their local sports team.
“Better facilities encourage greater female participation at all levels and across all sporting codes, this investment will go a long way to levelling the playing field for women.
“Many of Australia’s elite female athletes started their career in regional NSW and the Upper Lachlan Shire. It is so important that our female athletes have somewhere to change before and after training or on game day, instead of having to get dressed in a parked car.”
Upper Lachlan Shire Council Mayor Pam Kensit welcomed the funding.
“This project aims to improve women’s experience, capacity and participation in sport by upgrading our amenities to cater for women’s needs,” she said.
“The new amenities will be universally designed, inclusively accessible and meet the needs and expectations of all members of the community, including people with a disability.”